Thursday, 21 April 2016

Mere Edges

And to finish it off - besides giving it a press - doing something about the edges!

I was going to make a paper pattern, but then decided I would just over think it. So, just started usual.
Mere Edges - 100cm x 60cm
It worked.
You should be able to see it better if you click the photo.

And the handling sample is meant to demonstrate the look and feel of the quilt.
So, curvy...

And the story...

Mere Edges – Sandy Snowden

I read a discourse by Job the Patriarch in which he spoke about many wonderful things to be seen which God has done. His summing up, though, caught my imagination; for Job states that all of these things are ‘mere edges of His ways’. So, I chose to depict clouds, one of Job’s word pictures. I intentionally chose mist for the way it causes edges to lose their definition.

He binds up the water in His thick clouds, yet the clouds are not broken under it...Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways. -Job the Patriarch

Materials: silk organza, cotton, rayon and cotton threads.
Technique: silk dyed using tarragon, tea, coffee and egg dyes, raw edged layers of colours quilted with free machine stitched contours and letters.

So, it has been submitted and it remains to be seen if they think it will work for the exhibition. In the end, though it wasn't what I expected, it works for what it is.

1 comment:

irene macwilliam said...

very ethereal. In photo you see a great ghost of the landscape. Plenty of edge in this piece.